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arrivals. major cities we're talking about, boston, new york, newark and philadelphia. >> airlines saw it coming and started to notify passengers yesterday of cancellation plans. air travel in the northeast ground a virtual stand still across the nation, 4700 flights were cancelled as of this afternoon. here at san francisco international airport, there were dozens of cancellations in and out. united set up a special check in area for rebookings. the airport says confusion was minimized with airlines notifying passengers in advance. some flights out for tomorrow afternoon were still listed as ontime, but no one knows for sure if the weather will cooperate. many passengers were rerouted to get into the same time zone like these business travelers trying to get home to massachusetts. their flight to heartford, connecticut was canceled. >> we're going to washington, d.c. and we don't know where we're going from there. >> do you goat fly out this afternoon? >> no. red eye tonight. >> and then, hail mary to get to heartford? >> we're thinking about taking a train. >> it's not going to surpr
of new york city is dead at the age of 88. >>> alaskan flight, the pilot passing out in the cockpit. the first officer forced to take control. >>> and the superstar and the super bowl, beyonce uses her singing voice to silence some of her critics. ♪ and the rockets red glare >> vowing to sing live on sunday as america gets set for its big game. >> and we're getting set with al in san francisco and natalie live in baltimore "today," friday, february 1st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. you did not have to grow up in new york city to know the name ed koch, who served as mayor for three terms from 1978 to 1989 and used his sometimes combative style to help rescue the city from near financial ruin. >> i did grow up around here. he was a force. when you would come across a voter, he would always say, how am i doing? am i doing okay? he died overnight at new york presb
industry as they bring the lombardi trophy back to charm city. but the john gonzalez is live in baltimore where the fister these are well underway. >> good afternoon carrying -- good afternoon from downtown baltimore where the mayor of baltimore and the coach of the baltimore ravers john harbaugh officially started the parade. head coach john harbaugh is in this maryland national guard humvee right now. this is where he will be throughout this parade. the rest of the players, they each have their humvees -- and the rest of the players and a team on this fellow right here. you can see the baltimore ravens just taking it all in. how do you feel? >> it feels great amazing. >> what is it like seeing all these folks out there? >> speechless. can't believe so many people out here. >> holiday street down here in downtown baltimore. lining the streets of baltimore. it is just pandemonium in baltimore right now. we want to show you city hall where they just unveiled a banner congratulating the baltimore ravens. you can see the rest of the team, anquan bolden taking pictures capturing the historic
a very busy day yesterday. ♪ >> reporter: as fans continued streaming into the city for pleasure, nfl commissioner roger goodell friday talked business. >> i'll do anything that's going to help us make the game safer and better. >> reporter: in his annual state of the league address, goodell said he and the players' union are now on their way with testing for human growth hormones. >> reporter: league punishments kept sean payton off the field all season. >> there's no question that there was a bounty program in place for three years. i think my biggest regret is that we aren't all recognizing that this is a collective responsibility to get them out of the game and to make the game safer. >> reporter: we also heard friday from jim and john harbaugh, the two coaching brothers scheduled to face off on sunday. >> for the side that comes up short, it's going to be a bitter disappointment. that's the way it works. that's how football works, that's how life is and we understand that. >> go niners. >> niners. >> reporter: 150,000 fans are here this weekend. the b
. nbc's gabe gutierrez is with us tonight from midland city, alabama. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. today ethan's mother broke her silence. in a written statement she said, i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. at the hospital today, there were no signs of the ordeal young ethan, seen here in earlier photos, has been through. >> he was running around the hospital room, putting sticky notes on everyone that was in there, eating a turkey sandwich, and watching spongebob. >> reporter: at the site of the standoff, federal bomb technicians are searching for possible explosives. as details emerge, we're learning the fbi operation to free ethan was calculated, meticulous, and daring. >> i thought that the fbi action yesterday was exemplary, and as i think more details are shared, you will understand why i use the word exemplary. >> reporter: we now know that five days into the standoff, while 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage underground, police say their daily negotiatio
that ethan is safe and unharmed came as a relief to the community here in midland city. >> very special child. he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, he's -- he's okay. >> reporter: teresa singletary was on the bus with ethan when dykes grabbed him. >> happy, hallelujah. >> reporter: it's believed dykes may have taken the boy hostage in order to air some grievances. >> he has a story that's important it him. although it's very complex. >> reporter: authorities have not yet revealed how dykes died, nor any further details of the raid. and anne-marie, the classes at midland elementary school resume today. surely his classmates and teachers will have a reason to rejoice. and ethan has another reason to celebrate. his 6th birthday is tomorrow. back to you. >> great. thank you very much, teresa garcia in midland city, alabama. >>> four members of the house, two republicans and two democrats, plan to announce a plan to make gun trafficking a federal crime. yesterday president obama spent the day in minnesota promoting gun control. as tara
sounded like a gunshot. teresa garcia is in midland city with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, the officials here are telling us they decided to move in that fbi hostage rescue team after the negotiations started deteriorating with that kidnapper. so they basically got that team ready and made a major distraction. what they did was throw in some flash bang devices. those give off a really blinding, bright light and a disorienting loud noise. fbi agents shook hands and patted each others' backs shortly after storming an underground bunker to save the 5-year-old held hostage for seven days. the boy named ethan has been reunited with his family at a local hospital and is said to be doing well. >> he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, is dead. officials say they made the decision to raid the bunker after dykes began pacing and holding his gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker an
in a small bunker in midland city until the rescue yesterday afternoon. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> fbi says agents stormed the bunker after suspected jimmy lee dykes became agitated. former assistance director for the fbi said they used flash- bang devices and raided the bunker >>> an iraqi vet accused of killing two men is on suicide watch in texas. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after becoming aggressive. court documents suggest the motive for the killings was to take the truck of chris kyle, who wrote a best-selling book about his military experiences as a sniper. kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> president obama will be meeting with labor and business leaders at the white house today hoping for build support for immigration reform. yesterday the president was in minnesota promoting reforms to the nation's gun control laws. on capitol hill today, some house members will introduce by partisan gun control legislation.
that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes holding a weapon. they felt they could not hold off any longer. >> at this point, fbi
perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. and we are going to check in on the party in charm city in just a second. a few school delays to pass along as another clipper system moves through the region. allegany and garret schools are on delay. grant, hampshire, hardy. >> our top story the superbowl celebrations in baltimore. victory parade gets underway in a little more than three hours. make their way to m and t stadium. and tucker barnes is right in the middle of it all with a look at all the excitement and your tuesday forecast. hey, tucker. >> reporter: good morning, tony. a lot of excitement. fans starting to show up. the big parade starts here at baltimore city hall at 10:45. expecting a few words from mayor, perhaps the coach and a few players. and that's going to wind down out to m and t stadium. everybody here thrilled about the raven's victory. the whole city has been in purple for the past couple weeks. i don't know if you can see it or not, all the buildings still in purple. and with the sun coming up we're going to lose the purple. we're expecting a sea of purple as thousand
today to flood the streets of baltimore. >> through the charm city. it was a chance for the team to thank fans and for fans to thank the team for bringing home the championship. >> news4's chris gordon joins us now lye from baltimore with more on the charm offensive. >> reporter: it is said that baltimore is a blue-collar town with a chip on its shoulder. but today was filled with respect for the ravens and the city that they serve and love and the fans here and it all began this super bowl victory celebration. it began at city hall with the team's arrival and the super bowl trophy showing it to their fans, sharing it for the first time. and then the parade. there was a marching band, the cheerleaders, ravens, on floats, and in military vehicles. waving to the crowds that line the streets right to the center of the city and as they made their way to mnt bank stadium. back home, to their home turf, for their final appearance of the season, and it really paid off. we asked some of the fans given the events of the day, what would they tell a friend? what was the best thing? >> it wa
bunker where he held a five-year-old boy hostage. dykes was killed outside midland city alabama late yesterday when an f.b.i. assault team attacked the bunker on dykes' property and rescued the hostage. the boy, whose first name is ethan, was taken last tuesday after dykes attacked a school bus in search of hostages and killed the bus driver. our coverage tonight starts with mark strassman in midland city for us. mark? >> reporter: scott, over the course of a week of negotiations, the f.b.i. and dykes developed a routine. he would ask for supplies. they would leave them at the entrance of his underground bunker. the f.b.i.'s hostage rescue team exploited that routine to end the stand-off. this video is our first glimpse of the dykes' property, the scene of the seven-day stand-off. sources tell us when dykes climbed the eight-foot ladder to get supplies yesterday and reached up to open the door, he was off balance and vulnerable. agents believed ethan would be away from the ladder and relatively protected. when rescue team members above dykes saw the door open they dropped two stun gr
: marlie hall, cbs news, midland city, alabama. >>> it will be mr. obama's first visit to israel as president. many israelis believe mr. obama has been less than supportive. he'll also visit the west bank and jordan. >>> now to the budget. the president is proposing another stop gap measure due to kick in next month. it will temporarily deal with the so-called sequester, include a revenue increase. it's been getting a frosty welcome from republicans though. danielle nottingham has that story. >> reporter: president obama is calling for automatic stop to across the board spending. >> our economy is headed in the right direction and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year they signed off on automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the skyrocketing national debt. when they couldn't reach a larger budget then, they postponed it to march 1st. the white house wants another short term fix to head off the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a ten-year plan. >> we should give
, josh will arm you with some smart things to say. >> new orleans is definitely a city that knows how to party, this is actually the tenth super bowl they're hosting. >> it is. >>> also this morning, the gun control battle heats up after the white house releases this photo of the president skeet shooting at camp david on his birthday last august. well, the photo has generated lots of buzz. some people even claiming it was doctored, so how will it play into the red hot gun debate? george stephanopoulos joins us live with more about that. >> some skepticism this morning. >>> and back to football quickly. check this out. this 6-year-old went viral crying because she couldn't propose, propose marriage, that is, to her favorite player j.j. watt. coming up we'll show you his extraordinary response and we're going to speak to him live, as well. as we said that is coming up. >>> but we'll start with the breaking news overnight. an ex-navy s.e.a.l. murdered at a gun range in texas allegedly by a troubled former marine. this comes in the middle of america's debate over gun control and rising co
the city to watch the big game. over the at the "republic" in the marina. fans cheered the niners on to the *very last minute. hoping for a sixth super bowl victory. this is video of fans celebrating during the game. most niners fans were disappointed. others happy the team made it this far. >> it was a good game we were coming back the entire time but they kept coming in but not so good. >> id is depressing it is hard to handle them losing. but they have a great season a great comeback this season, and came up just a little short this time. it was a great game that is all we could really hope for. >> after the game. it was a quiet night in the marina. so far no arrests have been reported from that area of san francisco. >> however it was a slightly different story in the mission district. while the streets were much quieter than when the giants won the world series. lot of people out in the streets setting off fireworks. as you see here. this is video taken on harrison street near 24th street. you can see people setting off fireworks from the sidewalk. and the middle of the stree
.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning se incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both of them have said they essentially didn't do anything wrong. this was a dramatic event. starting right as the third quarter got under way in the superdome last night. we've got video of the lights going out. we've got the video of cbs sports which in tandem with showtime was doing a behind the scenes thing. for the show "60 m
killed. >> the city mourns the deaths of monica quan, keith lawrence, and our brave riverside police officer. i also feel a great sadness for the injuries suffered by my officer, the second riverside officer, and the two uninvolved citizens in torrance. >> reporter: torrance was the location of yet another shooting this morning but not by dorner. the people inside this blue truck, similar in description to dorn ner's vehicle, were delivering morning newspapers, officers opened fire injuring the two inside, a sad case of mistaken identity. a city reacting to an enraged killer on the loose as he writes in his man guess skoe, i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform whether on or off duty. isr is my strength and weakness. you will now live the life of the prey. >> i would tell him to turn himself in. this has gone far enough. nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: in san diego today, there was a brief report that he may be near naval base point loma. that base went on lockdown. this man huhunt is still very m ongoing. >> what's it like where i'm assu
-arab feeling of the entire city. for many 49ers fans. >> hopeful about -- some of the---vibe... of the city. they are optimistic. am hoping that there will be another super bowl champs. (singing the national anthem) >> you're looking at the chorus from sandy hook elementary school performing a rendition of "america the beautiful" at sunday's super bowl. the 26 children were joined by singer jennifer hudson during the second verse. some players were on the verge of tears as they watched from the sidelines. fans offered a rousing ovation at the song's finish. as you may remember, sandy hook is the school where 20 children and six adults died when a gunman opened fire during a rampage in december. >> more news is on the way, but first, ravens coach john harbaugh talks about the win against his brother, jim. >> the way that the game played out 28-6 and the lights went out. i just knew with jim harbaugh of being on the other side that it is going to be a dogfight to the end. there is no greater competitor, breeder coached in the national football league or in the ball as far as i am concerned as
moments before the crash. >>> and search for answers. what happened to the new york city mother found murdered in turkey? we'll talk to her mother "today," monday, february 4th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. we have the backup generators all gassed up just in case. super bowl xlvii will be remembered for a long time. yes, for the game's dramatic finish but perhaps more so for that power outage. if the ravens had not held on to win that game we would be talking conspiracy theories. >> apparently the game got very exciting toward the end of it. when the lights went out etook it as a personal hint and went straight to bed. >> i've been briefing uh-uh on the outcome of the game all morning long. >> we'll be live in new orleans. and the ravens head coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to tell us what it was like to beat his brother's team in t
. >> good morning, elizabeth and to you, george. muff kn much news to get to. former new york city mayer ed koch has died. he was the face of the city in the '80s. known worldwide for a feisty style and helping to rescue new york from financial ruin. he died this morning, he was 88 years old. >>> we want to turn to the price of gas, about to set a record for this time of the year. numbers out this morning show prices have risen 13 cents in the last two weeks. the national average, $3.46 per gallon. you can blame a slowdown at refineries and the rising cost of crude oil. >>> the first may jr. read on how the economy is faring thus far. 165,000 jobs were created in january is what is expected to be reported today. the unemployment rate stands at 7.8%. >>> a $30,000 reward is being offered following the brazen murder of an assistant district attorney near dallas. mark hasse was shot five times while walking into court. investigators believe he may have been targeted for investigating the aryan brotherhood. >>> massive explosion at the head quarters of mexico's state run oil agency in mexico ci
. >> reporter: he'll report back to his backyard the former convent inside vatican city. the pope ordered renovations last summer, another sign that his decision to step down was made months ago. his successor will have to re-energize the church according to monsignor anthony sigerato of. >> the main thing is to attract people to the faith. that's why the church is in business. >> reporter: benedict will celebrate his last mass on ash wednesday. it will be held in st. peter's square in anticipation of crowds slowing up to say good-bye to the pope who decided it was time to go. allen pizzey, cbs news, vatican city. >>> well the mother of a little boy held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in alabama is speaking out. ethan's mom spoke with dr. phil. ethan's captor was killed in the rage to rescue the 6-year-old. kirkland said her son told her the army came in and shot a very bad man. >> he has said a few things now. i know that he is having a very hard time sleeping soundly. he flings his arms and tosses and turns, and he's cried out a few times. >> auth
san ramon police officers can write speeding tickets that stick is for the city to have a valid speed survey. without one, it's easier for drivers to win challenges in court. so you will be able to go faster now in some parts but go too fast and it's more likely you will have to pay up. >> san ramon is good about giving tickets. a lot of people are conscientious about that. >> reporter: the city will put up 15 new signs costing about $5,000 and the new enforcement begins february 22. in san ramon, ann notarangelo, kpix 5. >>> mobile5 is live driving around san francisco. ken bastida the bay area is now equal to los angeles in terms of congestion. >> reporter: yeah. it's a real mess out here, elizabeth, as you know, trying to get to the bridge in the afternoon. we're stuck on battery street, one of the main arteries getting to the bay bridge so the folks at texas a & m university's traffic institute wanted to do a study. they did it basically looking back at the 2011 numbers to figure out how many hours are wasted driving every day by commut
city for us. mark? >> reporter: scott, over the course of a week of negotiations, the fbi and dykes developed a routine. he would ask for supplies; they would leave them at the entrance of his underground bunker. the fbi's hostage rescue team exploited that routine to end the stand-off. this video is our first glimpse of the dykes' property, the scene of the seven-day stand- off. sources tell us, when dykes climbed the eight-foot ladder to get supplies yesterday and reached up to open the door, he was off-balance and vulnerable. agents believed ethan would be away from the ladder and relatively protected. when rescue team members above dykes saw the door open, they dropped two stun grenades. the noise and blinding flashes disoriented him. within seconds, four team members entered the bunker. officials believe he fired a shot at them but missed. they returned fire multiple times, killing dykes and rescuing the boy. these recent photos show ethan with his mother. she released a statement of thanks today. it said, "i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight-- my sweet little bo
? >> guys, so much going on down there. this city knows how to do it right. the first time new orleans hosts the super bowl since hurricane katrina. a rashlgab a remarkable job getting this city ready for the thousands converging upon new orleans. the music plays 24 hours a day. a lot of the fans we spoke to. they are divided into three groups, ravens fans, 49ers fans, and people looking for any excuse to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. got that? we will check in with the harbaugh brothers who will be going up against each other and catch up with some celebrities. so much more coming up. we'll check back in a bit. >> sounds like somebody did an all nighter. >> i think so. for work. had to do it for work, right, jenna? >> toothpicks. am i flurry eyed yet? all for work. >> we'll see you in a bit. >>> in terms of other news, a new milestone for wall street. dow closes for the first time since the financial crisis. what that means for you and your money. >> and a new chapter for hillary clinton. former secretary of state is waking up this morning. probably still sleeping in. without
is in midland city, alabama, once again this morning. gio? >> reporter: dan, good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff, it's happening just behind that white building that you see there. now, today, we're getting the details about how it all started from the children who were there and saw it all happen. this morning, a photo of the man who police said launched a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding a 5-year-old named ethan against his will in an underground bunker since tuesday. communicating with negotiators through the pipe. >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> reporter: it all started when dykes stormed onto this school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the child. >> he said, i'll kill you all. he said, i just want two kids. >> reporter: they were on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and then demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, just please get off the bus. he said, no. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled o
are reportedly questioning 15 people in connection with the killing of a new york city woman there. our chief foreign correspondent is live in istanbul. >>> what police are saying is the 33-year-old won sarai sierra came for a two-week holiday. it was her first trip outside the united states. she was supposed to come with a girlfriend. the girlfriend backed out. during the trip she was in regular contact with her family. no indication that anything was going wrong. then on january 21st, the day she was supposed to be leaving, she disappeared. she never arrived at the airport. her rented apartment where she was staying here still had her things in it. a closed-circuit television camera showed her walking alone. and then she was gone for two weeks. no one had any idea what happened to her. last night police found her body dumped here the palace very close to the ramparts of the old city. police say she died from a blunt force trauma to the head. family members are trying to find answers, trying to find out what happened to her. they have not spoken to the media. we are told they are too emotion
with anybody being overly intoxicated. >> city crew had cleared street debris and garbage bin hidden to prevent rowdy from setting them on fire like they did after the world series. tow away signs also posted on streets in north beach and in the mission. but there was a a costly faux pas. city law requires that tow away signs be posted 24 hours before cars can be towed. so that drivers can have adequate warning. signs were posted 0too late on a stretch of 24th street and also on 3 blocks of mission street. but cars were towed and brought here to the impound lot. these vacationers from belgium are among those who have to pay the expensive fee to get their car back. >> do you know how much it cos cost. >> yes. i think 500 dollar for car and we have 2 cars. so 1,000. >>reporter: but the city says it will reimburse those towed illegally. riccardo whose car was towed doesn't believe it. reimburse what you do you thin think. >> i don't know good luck trying to get that from them. >>reporter: mta the man pal transportation agency is setting up the procedures to reimburse those drivers inclu
, there's so much going on down here. this city knows how to do it right. this will be the 10th time they've hosted. the first time since katrina. they've done a terrific job for getting ready for the tens of thousands that are converging on new orleans for the food and music which, i've found out, plays 24 hours a day. we spoke to a lot of fans -- i found out they're divided into three groups. the raven' fans, 49ers' fans, and people looking to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. you hear all that? we'll hear from them and hear from the harbaugh brothers going up against each other in this unprecedented super bowl, and we'll catch up with celebrities that we ran into along the way. so much more coming up in the next two hours. we'll check back with you. >> sounds like somebody did an all-nighter. >> i think so. for work. for work, right? >> two things. >> reporter: am i bleary-eyed yet? all for work, all for work. >> thanks. we'll see you in a bit. >>> meantime, in terms of other news, there's a new milestone for wall street. the dow closing over 14,000 for the first time since t
, when she was caught in gang cross fire tuesday. this city's mayor, rahm emanuel, announcing today 200 chicago police officers from the city's stretched thin force will move from behind the desk to the streets to target high crime areas. >> we need to work together to protect our greatest resource. the children of the city of chicago. >> reporter: pendleton was with her friends, underneath this shelter, trying to stay out of the rain, when she was shot and killed. and the violence shows no signs of slowing down. since her death on tuesday, six people have been shot and wounded in chicago. chicago closed 2012 with more than 500 murders. and as our diane sawyer heard during our abc news gang violence summit in chicago last october, it's all too easy to get a gun here. >> go behind a couple bushes, i bet there are some guns under there. >> reporter: community activist pam bozley lost her son terrell to gang violence. >> we need to get the murderers off the street, because if they do it once, they'll do it again. >> reporter: she believes the city's push for more police is a good start. an
the coals big time for his. martha: the city of charlottesville, virginia is the first city to pass resolutions related to drones. originally they tried to make me charlottesville a completely drone-free zone. it's a big issue in this country. gregg: we are learning new details about the end of that hostage standoff in alabama. authorities say accused killer jimmy lee dykes rigged his bunker with explosive and even planting a bomb device in a ventilation pipe that he told negotiators to use to communicate with him. the feds continue to scour dykes' property for more evidence. meanwhile, relative say the child appears to be doing quite well. his mother released a statement. ethan is safe and back in my arms and i owe it all to some of the most compassionate people on earth. i'll never be able to repay those who helped bring ethan home. my family and i ask that you respect our privacy and give us time to heal and time to put this nightmare behind us, time to move forward. martha: thank goodness that worked out the way it did. there was a spoim warning that was can -- there was a tsuna
: marlie hall for cbs news, midland city, alabama. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" now, overseas markets got a boost and postal problems. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> and good morning to you, anne-marie. well, top official's resignation from the bank of japan spurred asian markets this morning. tokyo's nikkei jumped 3% to close out a four-year high while hong kong's hang sang sank half a percent. wall street bounced back tuesday from its biggest loss in the year thanks to surging home prices and strong earnings reports. the dow shot up 99 points to close at 13,979 while the nasdaq gained 40 points. >>> the end of an era at the post office may be near. after losing $16 billion last year, the postmaster general is expected to announce today plans to cut costs. one plan mentioned in the past includes ending saturday delivery for first-class mail. the postal service has already slashed hours and trimmed its work force by 35%. >>> rumors about dell giving up on wall street and going private are true. the struggling computer com
for kidnapping a 5-year-old boy, brian, remains a mystery. >> gabe gutierrez at the scene, midland city, alabama tonight. gabe, thanks. >>> with that situation resolved, now to the event that focused so much of the nation's attention last night. and according to the early nielson numbers, an average of 108 million tv viewers in the u.s. tuned in for all or part of the game last night, ranking it the third-most watched tv event of all-time. the host city of new orleans needed a great outing, and they were having one right up until the lights went out. tonight, the questions there continue, including how it is the world's leading super power can't keep the lights on during a football game. nbc's janet shamlian was there for all of it. she joins us tonight from new orleans. janet, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. we were in the superdome when the lights went out and tonight officials don't have much more information than they did in the moments after it happened last night. there are questions about how with all the planning and precautions something like this could have gone wrong.
waist high, i can show you just how deep it is and how hard it was to get around as this city had 25 inches of snow, its fifth largest snowfall, ever. >> tell the snow to go away. >> reporter: the snow. the winds. the angry ocean. tonight, new england's monster blizzard is well out to sea. in its wake, horrendous winds. waves lashing homes. this woman had to be rescue from her home. for those in its path it was a back-breaking saturday digging out. 11 million woke up to over 2 feet. in portland, maine, it was the biggest snowfall, ever, at least 32 inches. one 11-year-old boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning. it was crippling. leaving cars in tuned. wind gust s peaked above 70 mils per hour. crews from canada rushed in to help. standing in boston, the street is very busy with people checking out the storm. as worcester was buried a miracle at 3:00 a.m. at the peak of the storm the national guard helped deliver this baby. there's a street behind me. we have seen cars going back and forth a rare sight in the last 4 hours because there was their mandatory ban with all of those fines, u
the new details as they come into us here at cnn. >>> now, let's take you to midland city, alabama, where a desperate standoff is entering its sixth day. police are keeping in contact with jimmy lee dykes. he abducted a 5-year-old last week. victor, good morning. we have heard that dykes is allowing the thing of delivery of toys and food and medicine. do we know how they're getting it to him? >> randi, good morning. we don't know how that's being given to ethan and jimmy lee dykes. that's one of the questions we asked. we asked how that happened and one of the questions we asked, that was not answered. authorities here keeping a lot of the details to themselves because they do not want to agitate, as they tell us, jimmy lee dykes. the most recent communication that we had with authorities is that they say the line of communication is open both with jimmy lee dykes and they're ready to speak with him, as they say, whenever he's ready to talk. also with the parents of this 5-year-old boy ethan. they are getting updates every hour on the hour and we also heard from a woman named michelle ril
with the jewelry inside. fox 5's lauren demarco has the details. >> it happened at fashion center at pentagon city earlier today. the suspects were in and out in under a minute and tonight they're still on the loose. >> we can say it's a smash and grab job. >> within a matter of seconds police say four suspects walk into this zales jewelry store, bust open a case and make off with handfuls of jewelry. police say they took 27 diamond rings. >> and approximate value of $128,000. >> surveillance video shows at least one of the men using a hammer to break through the protective glass. then all four grab what they can. officials say no employees or customers were hurt. >> no threats were made. the employe feared for their safety, so they backed away. >> it happened after 11 a.m. inside the fashion center at pentagon city. >> it's a shock to hear at 11:00 broad daylight, a lot of people. >> mall employee anthony glover says he'll be extra careful in the suspects are caught. >> they do make my a little nervous, you know. have to watch myself. >> after grabbing the rings the suspects ran for the nearest e
're going to start with pictures of oklahoma city. that western snowfall coming in overnight. all your twitter pictures yesterday, showing a lot of slowdown everywhere. 2.3 inches in okc proper. west of the city, about five inches of snow. that was a big deal. today, 53 degrees. we're going to get rid of it in oklahoma city. dallas, 58 degrees. pick your spot on the west coast. if it was almost 70 in l.a., where would you hang out? i think manhattan beach. just a quick, little -- >> el torasco. >> and the low, moving into the northwest. we have a good hit of snow coming tonight. and it is drive time home, folks. listen to me here. drive home home, from philadelphia to new york city, that snow and ice, by 5:00, goes all the way until about 2:00 in the morning with whatever mix there is. and then, that low hour drive time home will be bit on the west side. 36 degrees with mostly cloudy the wind chill at 30 come andain will >> stormy, stormy, south georgia, north florida. all that weather was brought to you by party city. >> party city. >> party city. one of my favorite places. >> i'll be
blackwell is live from midland city. and victor, ethan turns six today. it's his birthday and this morning new details about his rescue. >> reporter: john, we also have new details about the seemingly premeditated method of this operation to kidnap ethan and for the first time we are seeing the crime scene thanks to new photos from the fbi. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage for a week. this is the pipe of fbi says dykes told agents to use to communicate and we now know why he made that request. a day after the raid, bomb technicians found an explosive inside that pipe and a second explosive inside the bunker. jimmy davis jr. is a neighbor. he saw the setup in its early stages. >> it was covered up with two sheets of plywood and nailed together with things and stuff as a door to open to it. >> reporter: authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker, but they were inside watching. . >> reporter: authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker, but they were inside watching. the hostage rescue team snuck in a tiny camera. in mr. dik >> mr. dyke
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